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Major in Linguistics and Language Applications (LLA)
語言學及語言應用主修

Major requirement

1. Gateway Education

For details, please refer to the Gateway Education (GE) website.

GE Component Required Credit Units
  Normative 4-year degree Advanced Standing I Δ Advanced Standing II (Senior-year Entry) ΔΔ
University Requirements  
English 6 6 3
Chinese Civilisation – History and Philosophy 3 3 Not compulsory requirement
Distributional Area Requirements  
A minimum of 3 credit units from each of the three distributional areas below:
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
Area 3: Science and Technology
21 12 9

2. English Attainment Requirement

(In accordance with the university policy)

3. Chinese Language Requirement

From 2012 cohort onwards, students are required to satisfy the Chinese Language Requirement as follows:

  Category of student Chinese Language Requirement
(i) Students with an HKDSE score below 4 in Chinese, or an HKALE AS Chinese Language and Culture score below D CHIN1001 University Chinese I
(3-credit units )
(ii) Students with an HKDSE score of 4 or above in Chinese or an HKALE AS Chinese Language and Culture score D or above, or those who have successfully completed the 3-credit unit Chinese course NA
(iii) Students whose qualifications do not fall within (i) and (ii) above NA
  The 3 credit units of the Chinese course will NOT be counted towards the minimum credit units required for graduation and will NOT be included in the calculation of CGPA.

(For more background information, please refer to the University's Chinese Language Requirement.)

4. College Requirement

Normative 4-year degree Advanced Standing I Δ Advanced Standing II (Senior-year Entry) ΔΔ
15 credit units 9 credit units Fully exempted

(For details of the College Requirement Courses, please refer to the College website.)

1. Foundation-year Courses

(Normative 4-year degree students are required to take all of the three courses (9 credit units). Students of Advanced Standing I @ are only required to take LT1202 (3 credit units) while Advanced Standing II students are given full exemption.)

Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
LT1201 Introduction to Linguistics and Language Applications B1 3
LT1202 Discovering how Language Works in a University Setting B1 3
LT1301 Introduction to Translation B1 3
2. Core Courses (30 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
LT2203 Language in Society B2 3
LT2204 Language and Mind B2 3
LT2229 Linguistics I B2 3
LT2231 Introduction to Language Technology B2 3
LT3209 Syntax B3 3
LT3210 Electronic Publishing B3 3
LT3211 Semantics B3 3
LT3212 Phonetics B3 3
LT3214 Phonology B3 3
LT3233 Computational Linguistics B3 3
3. Elective Courses (27 credit units, at least 12 credit units of which must be at B4 level)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
LT2206 Fundamentals of Statistics for Language Studies B2 3
LT2915 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics B2 3
LT3213 Text Linguistics B3 3
LT3215 Pragmatics B3 3
LT3220 Corpus Linguistics B3 3
LT3222 Machine Translation B3 3
LT3224 Computational Lexicography B3 3
LT3232 Computer Programming for Language Studies B3 3
LT3234 Language and Cognition B3 3
LT3326 Comparative Study of Chinese and English B3 3
LT4216 Advanced Topics in Linguistics B4 3
LT4218 Advanced Topics in Computational Linguistics B4 3
LT4223 Instrumental Phonetics B4 3
LT4225 Computer Assisted Language Learning B4 3
LT4226 Second Language Acquisition B4 3
LT4227 First Language Acquisition B4 3
LT4234 Linguistic Computing B4 3
LT4235 Project B4 3
LT4236 Extended Project B4 6
LT4239 Conversation Analysis B4 3
LT4241 Topics in Syntax B4 3
LT4242 Topics in Semantics B4 3
LT4243 Field and Research Methods in Linguistics B4 3
LT4244 Sociolinguistics B4 3
LT4245 Psycholinguistics B4 3
LT4254 Psycholinguistics of Reading B4 3
LT4255 Applied Psycholinguistics B4 3
Major Requirement Summary
Major requirement
Foundation-year Courses @   9 credit units (Normative 4-year degree)
3 credit units (Advanced Standing I)
Fully exempted (Advanced Standing II)

Core Courses   30 credit units
Elective Courses   27 credit units
At least 12 credit units of which must be at B4 level.
Number of Credit Units Required for the Award
  Normative 4-year degree Advanced Standing I Advanced Standing II
(Senior-year Entry)
Min. units required for graduation 120 90 69
Max. units permitted 144 114 84

Enquiry: LTenquiry@cityu.edu.hk

Page last updated: 16 November 2016